Leboyer method

a method of delivery of the infant based upon the theory that the violence associated with birth causes emotional trauma to the infant, which will affect the child's personality throughout life. The concepts of this method emphasize that the delivery should be gentle and controlled, without unnecessary intervention; the infant should be handled gently, with the head, neck, and sacrum supported; the infant should not be overstimulated and should be allowed to breathe spontaneously, without painful stimuli such as spanking. Called also Leboyer technique.

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